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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden on 1974-06-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden on 1974-06-28

Topics Live concert

Mississippi Half Step-> It Must Have Been The Roses-> Jack Straw, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Me And Bobby McGee, Loose Lucy, El Paso, Sugaree, Around & Around Phil & Ned*, Sugar Magnolia-> Scarlet Begonias, Big River, To Lay Me Down, Me & My Uncle, Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> Heaven Help The Fool Jam-> U.S. Blues-> Promised Land-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Sunshine Daydream, E: Ship of Fools

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Garden
Location Boston, MA

Source Audience Recording: Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic
Lineage AudMC > WAV > CD > EAC > SHN recorded near the rear of the floor, close to center axis with Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic (on metal pole) > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by David Minches


complete; AudMC > WAV > CD > EAC > SHN recorded by Jerry Moore near the rear of the floor, close to center axis with Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic (on metal pole) > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. A > D by David Minches, encoded by Noah Weiner gdADT Round 18


Reviewer: Dodson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2015
Subject: Thank you for posting - love this show
My very first Grateful Dead show. I was 13. Knew even less than I do now. Loved the band. I have been a friend of this devil ever since. I was a guest of my sister and her boyfriend. Thanks Cliff! You have great taste in music. I can't give any kind of analytic review, this one just stuck with me. Everything else has been compared to it. I didn't hear many of the albums with this music until several years later. Love this show.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 8, 2011
Subject: I can describe this in one word: Shnyoing!!!!!
Shnyoing is a word that erupted in my consciousness the first time I took LSD, and it's very applicable to the MLB jam in this show.

Terrific second set. The only thing that keeps this show away from a 5-star rating for me is the good but ordinary first set. I think this second set is way more psychedelic than the much-celebrated Jai-Alai Fronton 6/23/90 show, and just as well-played. Seastones, however, is a pile of puke and I hate it. I'm downloading everything after it and skipping everything before.
Reviewer: Dave Davis - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2011
Subject: Two Jerry Songs Followed by Two Bobby's
I love when the Dead used to (very rarely) play two Jerry's or two Bobby's in a row (not including the Cowboy medleys and a few others).
Reviewer: scottie78 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2008
Subject: Re: U.S. Blues
My favorite U.S. Blues to date. I 1st heard part of this show as a filler I had on a bootleg. Was labeled Jam>U.S. Blues. Turned out to be one of my favorite pieces of music. I really love the last couple minutes of MLB as they transition into a fantastic U.S. Blues.


Turns out they have part of this show on Dick's Pick's 12. But now, thanks to archive, I got my hands on the whole show...well almost.
Reviewer: Winsome_Holstein_Nebuula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2008
Subject: Mind If I Improvise A Bit On YOur Nebudkanezzur?
Great show, what's left to say?

'Cept maybe this: Mind Left Body Jam - how many times has this been visited - and in such wonderous form.

Listen closely kids, MLB will morphalize inside Bobby's transmogrifier and in only a few more months and spring forth as Music Never Stopped.

It will then fly over to Jerry's frÜzophulator and come out as part of Blues for Allah, the coda.

There's a band out on the highway, highstepping into town, under eternity blues!
Reviewer: headgdhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2007
Subject: What a 1st Show!
I was 18, skipped out of work early, hooked up with a couple of buddies and had know idea what I was in for! Floor seats 20 rows back right directly in front of Jerry and the Wall of Sound. By the 2nd chorus of Tennessee Jed I was on the bus for life. It's grate to be able to re-live the experience through these recordings all these years later. Thanks to the taper for his generosity. Thanks to the community for keeping it real. Thanks to LMA for making it available. And special thanks go out to the GD for making magic with their music.
Reviewer: matadordesevilla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2007
Subject: My only Dead show.
I was 17, didn't know anything about 'em. Had two $6.50 tickets and couldn't even get $1 for my extra. All the colllege hippies had left town for the summer.

Show started at 6pm sharp on a Friday night. Dead played til about 7:30-40, took a break, came back on around 8, played til close to 10, came back for an encore, and it was over at 10:15.

The slow, spacey numbers were not to my taste, being a newbie.

I ended up seeing JGB the next 2 years, 75 & 76 at the Orpheum. 6th row center for 1 of those shows. I like that JGB better than the Dead show.
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2005
Subject: Insight
Mississippi half-step always had a real personal feel to it. Starting a show with that is worth listening to.
Reviewer: golden rose - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2005
Subject: boston 74
the mind left body jam is one of the best, weather report is also good,3 star show simply because of the recording, but if anything just get the MLBJam its well worth it!
Reviewer: Phokus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2005
Subject: careful folks, the fire marshall's gonna put you out!
One of the best from '74 IMO if only for the Weather Report->US Blues sweet suite. Keith's delicious grooving really makes it a stand out jam. There was some serious telepathy going on there - just listen to how the band switchs gears with the brief Dark Star jam. There are a lot more melodies in the jam than just the Mind Left Body too.
Reviewer: TreeSpine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2005
Subject: Sit Down!!!
gotta love crowd banter!!! This is a listenable source for sure.
Reviewer: wavery - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2005
Subject: Great show, bad sound
This is a fantastic show, no debating that. Unfortunately, this recording is muffled and has too much crowd noise for my taste.
Reviewer: Susep - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2004
Subject: Beautiful Jam
The jam out of Mind/Dark Star theme is what made the Dead avatars of live, improvisational music. The jam swings using a I-IV G major 7 - C major 7 modality that peaks impressively. Leo Jerry was really a Tiger in this one.
Reviewer: deadtoolhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2004
Subject: best sugar magnolia and scarlet begonias ever
everyone has got to listin to this one...just the best sugar magnolia beautiful...and its back to back with the best scarlet begonias...brings tears to my eyes its just that one will be dissapointed with this one...also on dicks picks 12 for absolutly excellent reasons...must download...highly recommended
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